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The Hunter & Central Coast have some important decisions to make about the future of our region. We also have a wonderful community of people with diverse knowledge, histories, cultures, experiences, and skills, that want to be part of shaping this future.
Food systems initiative (Hunter, Newcastle, Central Coast)
Would you like our food system to regenerate and mutually benefit the environment, the local economy, and the local people who produce, distribute, and consume it? The NENA ‘Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast Hub’ and partners (AFRN) are launching an initiative to create a food system for our region that does just that.
Thursday, June 11, 1 PM – 2 PM. On Zoom.
Join the kick-off meeting and discussion.
A Feminist/ized reading of the (new) economy
A presentation and discussion with A/Prof. Sara Motta (a member of AFRN and NENA Newcastle Hub)
Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 12 PM – 1:30 PM (on Zoom)
There can be no return to normal post-COVID19. Women and feminized and racialized communities in Australia and beyond are at the forefront of co-weaving new economies of Care, Community, and Country (Madre Tierra). What can we learn from them at this important turning point in our history and future as a community?
Community centred banking & finance initiative (Hunter region)
Would you like banking and finance institutions that support and benefit the local economy? Would you like to increase the flow of investment within our local economy? Are you seeking funds for a local project but can’t secure them?
NENA Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast Hub and partners including AFRN are launching an initiative to develop community-centered banking and finance options in our region.
Join the kick-off meeting and discussion. We welcome local people, businesses, civil society organisations, other NGO’s, local governments, and anyone interested in this topic.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10 AM – 11 AM
Co-hosted by our partner NENA Newcastle Hub.
Community wealth building webinar
Join us to:
- Learn how community wealth building can help local businesses and communities address the economic challenges they are facing, increase local asset ownership, anchor jobs locally, and leverage local wealth for community benefit purposes.
- Understand the instruments and institutions available for community wealth building.
Presenter Mr. Andrew Ward
Monday, May 25, 2020, at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
This event is co-hosted by NENA Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast Hub and Ethical Fields
Community, cooperation, connection & COVID-19?
We’ve brought together a roundtable of local people who started grassroots community support initiatives in response to COVID19. Join us to hear their insights and observations about community, connection, and cooperation during COVID19 and explore what’s possible for the future.
Friday, May 1, 2020, at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Co-hosted by our partner NENA Newcastle hub.
All welcome to join. Get your ticket here: